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A Saudi man mounted a prayers platform at the Grand Mosque in Islam‚Äôs holiest shrine in the Gulf kingdom and told thousands of worshippers that he was a prophet and their saviour before he was seized by police.
The 36-year-old man, identified as Sami, waited until the Muslims finished their evening prayers at the Grand Mosque in the western town of Makkah, mounted the podium and delivered his brief, fiery speech. ‚ÄúI am Al-Mehdi Al-Montathar‚Ä¶I am a prophet sent (by God) to save and guide you,‚ÄĚ he told the packed hall before was overpowered by police.
'Okaz' newspaper said the incident took place on Friday night and that Sami insisted during police interrogation that he was a prophet. It said police would subject him to medical examination to check if he is suffering from mental illness.It was the latest in a series of incidents involving persons claiming to be Al-Mehdi Al-Montathar (the Chosen...